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  04 April 2004
Arrow Glow behind objects plug-in

I believe that everyone who used glow effect (eighter in Render\Effects\Lens Effects or in Video Post) had problems with making objects glow behind glass/transparent objects (ie. glowing lamp behind a glass window or car headlights). Well, there is a solution to this problem and you can get an interesting freeware plug-in called Throuhout here:
http://www.lastjedioutpost.webzone.ru/Plug-ins.htm

Unfortunately the site is in russian only, but believe me this is worth getting! If any questions arise about using this simple plug-in be free to write.

And big THANKS to the guy who wrote the plug - Pavel Kuznetsov

Zer'Bah
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  05 May 2004
Sorry, I don't speak Russian!

A few questions:

1) should the plugin be before or after the glow effect? I can't get it to work either way...

2) should the 'apply over' actually be the transparent object/material? I tried using material ID shown in material editor (ie. 09 - default = mat'l ID 9) and object ID (ie. plane_03 = 3) and neither would work.

3) I also tried adding a 'material' modifier to the transparent object and using that for material ID - nothing.

I'm an intermediate max user and would sincerely appreciate any help!!!
 
  05 May 2004
In order for this plug-in to work you need to turn on "Render Occluded Object" (under "Properties/Rendering Control") in "Object Properties" dialog.

Quote: 1) should the plugin be before or after the glow effect? I can't get it to work either way...


Put the plug-in before the glow effect.

Quote: 2) should the 'apply over' actually be the transparent object/material? I tried using material ID shown in material editor (ie. 09 - default = mat'l ID 9) and object ID (ie. plane_03 = 3) and neither would work.


Apply over is for transparent object/material ID.
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  06 June 2004
Question

Sorry, Could you tell me the steps of using it?

In my case, my transparent object is using "opacity of 60" (standand, not raytrace)

The object id (object channel, right?) is set to 1.

i have add the thoughtout effect with "object id -> 1" and "material id untick"

i render the scene with glow effect.
but nothing happen inside the transparent object.

pls tell me what wrong with it.
thx
 
  06 June 2004
Look at this example
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File Type: zip ky_throughout.zip (10.7 KB, 120 views)
 
  06 June 2004
Here's how it goes:

You have 2 objects - a transparent one and the glow object.
Here is an example:

Make a sphere with a radius of 50 units, go to Object Properties check "Render Occluded Objects" under Render Control and make it Object Channel 1. Go to material editor and assign material with opacity of 50 or 60. This will be the transparent object.

Make another sphere inside the first one with a radius of 10 units. Go to Object Properties and assign Object Channel 2. Assign a Self Illuminating material to this object. This will be the glow object.

Now go to Render Effects and add Ky_Throughout first. It is already set to Object ID 1 by default.

Then add Lens Effects -> Glow, and under Options tab select Object ID 2. Set glow size to 0.5 and intensity to 300 and render scene or press update effect and voila
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Last edited by Zer'Bah : 06 June 2004 at 08:24 AM.
 
  06 June 2004
Very Thx

my mistake is take the glow effect in video post...........
 
  06 June 2004
The Below .max File is for other people as reference
hope it useful
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File Type: zip textthrouhout.zip (14.6 KB, 80 views)
 
  09 September 2004
Hi guys what a great plugin, but I still have a problem...

The transparency plugin seem's to work nicely with render effects, but I just can't get it to work with video post LENS FLARE.

I have this police siren and I'm trying to create a flashing lens-flare inside the siren-cone..

Could you please fill me in with more detail about video post lens-flare & throughout?

Object ID - check
opacity 30 - check
1st plugin, then video post lens flare - check

But it just doesn't work. I have a rotating mirror inside the siren, and I't has to block the flare
as it spins, but I don't want the glass cone to block the flare

I appreciate your help

-Rosarius
 
  08 August 2005
Downloaded it. Thanks.
 
  01 January 2006
Unhappy doh!!!

The link posted for the plugin has since died, does anyone have a copy of the file I can grab?
-Sterling
 
  01 January 2006
Talking aha

Ok, so that link worked..... what is this wonderful glow plugin called, and where do I put it once it's downloaded? (the plugins folder?)
 
  01 January 2006
Ky Throughout with Max7

I want to use this plug-in with Max 7. Is that OK?

thanks,
Dennis
 
  01 January 2006
Unhappy

I put Ky_Throughout.dlv in my 3dsmax6/plugins directory, but it still doesn't show up in the options for video post filter events. Any ideas?
 
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